Local News

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

ROOTSTOWN, Ohio – Ohio’s economic future could very well lie in medical research and the public is willing to help with funding, a study by industry advocacy group Research! America has found. In a survey conducted last month, Research America found that 87% of Ohioans consider it important for the state to be a leader […]

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

MONACA, Pa. — Shell Chemical Appalachia announced today that it will indeed build a $4 billion ethane cracker plant at the site it’s preparing here in Beaver County. In announcing its decision to go forward with the massive project, the company described the project as “a major petrochemicals complex, comprising an ethylene cracker with polyethylene […]

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

LORDSTOWN, Ohio – Bill Siderewicz smiled with satisfaction Monday as he looked upon a large tract of land along Henn Parkway, just east of state Route 45. What he saw were earth-moving vehicles, tall cranes, and dozens of workers laying the foundation of what will be a $890 million natural gas-fueled electrical generation plant, the […]

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

MARIETTA, Ohio – U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson called on Americans to civilly debate their political disagreements and disregard the political opinions of noncitizens. In a video posted Monday on Facebook, Johnson, R-6 Ohio, reacted to violence at a Donald Trump rally last week in San Jose, Calif. The congressman evoked the memory of Rev. Martin […]

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

By Walt Mills, Penn State News Service UNIVERSTIY PARK, Pa. — A new type of 3-D printing will make it possible for the first time to rapidly prototype and test polymer membranes that are patterned for improved performance, according to Penn State researchers. Ion exchange membranes are used in many types of energy applications, such […]

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – With the Ohio Controlling Board releasing $3 million Monday, Valley Growth Ventures LLC could begin providing grants for technology-based startups by late summer. In April, the Ohio Third Frontier Program’s Pre-Seed/Seed Plus fund Capitalization Program approved the $3 million for Valley Growth Ventures, a partnership of the Youngstown Business Incubator, the Tech […]

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio –- Frackfree Mahoning Valley will call on the state to permanently shut down injection well operations here during a series of protests today by groups who oppose hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. Specifically, the anti-fracking activists say they intend to focus on the “urgent need” for Rick Simmers, chief of the Ohio Department of […]

Monday, June 6, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The level of commercial construction in the region is mixed, reports Kevin Reilly, executive vice president of the Builders Association of Eastern Ohio and Western Pennsylvania. For the most part, the volume of business at construction and architecture firms in the Mahoning and Shenango valleys is where it stood a year ago. […]

Monday, June 6, 2016

PITTSBURGH – Of those surveyed for PNC Bank about their dream vacation, nearly half picked President Obama as the world leader they most want to sit next to during a flight to their destination. Overall, 44% chose Obama over Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, 18%, British Prime Minister David Cameron, 17%, and German Chancellor Angela […]

Monday, June 6, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Tickets are on sale for Opera Western Reserve’s production of “Carmen.” The opera company will stage its production of George Bizet’s classic work Nov. 11 at Stambaugh Auditorium. “Carmen is one of the most popular and accessible operas for the first time opera-goer. Both the story and the music are exciting and […]

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